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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Beetroot Gulkand Halwa

This is a sweet which has an amazing combination of beetroot and gulkand. Though i have heard about gulkand, had never tasted it before. Recently, i got an opportunity to taste this and oh...my I was mesmerised by its taste and moreover its flavor. If you don't know what Gulkand is ...its a preparation of rose flower petals in sugar. If you have to make gulkand in a traditional way, its bit time consuming process. But I recently made this in an instant way and it was really tasty.

I used this instant homemade gulkand to prepare this yummy halwa. I topped it with butterscotch ice cream and it tasted awesome. I cannot describe how it tastes, better you prepare and check out how amazing it is :)


2 tbsp. Ghee
10 - 15 Cashew nuts
10 - 15 Almonds
10 - 15 Pistachios
10 Raisins
2 cups Beetroot (grated)
1/2 cup Dried Rose flower petals (optional)
1/2 tin Condensed Milk
5 tbsp. Sugar (as per your taste)
1 cup Khoya
2 tsp cardamom powder
5 tbsp. Gulkand

  • Heat ghee in a non stick pan. Add cashew nuts, almonds and pistachios. When it starts changing its colour, add raisins.
  • When the raisins puff up, add beetroot and mix well. Now add dried rose flower petals. Cover and let it cook for about 3 minutes or till the beetroot is nicely cooked.
  • Take off the lid and add sugar and condensed milk into it. Mix well and let it cook for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Now add khoya and mix well. Let it simmer for another 2 minutes or till everything is nicely combined.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well. When the halwa has turned slightly thick, take off from heat.
  • Serve it in room temperature with a scoop of ice cream of your choice.

  1. If you are adding dried rose flower petals, don't add gulkand.
  2. If you are using gulkand, adjust the sweetness as gulkand is already sweet.
  3. Adjust sugar and condensed milk as per your taste.
  4. You can totally avoid adding condensed milk and increase the amount of sugar in the recipe.

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Happy Cooking!!


  1. Delicious beet halwa ,ooks fabulous !

  2. Super halwa and love the addition of gulkand

  3. Gulkand adds extra taste to this Beetroot Halwa. Tasty Dish

  4. superb halwa! Have tasted Beetroot halwa but with flavor of Gulkhand it is new! :)